Nothing compares to a warm, single serve baked oatmeal cookie fresh out of the oven, or air fryer. Ready in under 10 minutes! The easiest baked oats recipe.
Why Make This Recipe
Single serve oatmeal is easy to whip up and no overindulgence since it's single serve (all to yourself no sharing, yes please!) You can customize the mix-ins. I love this recipe with fresh blueberries or chocolate chips. This recipe has minimal, wholesome ingredients and the protein powder addition will help keep you fueled for longer. I suggest making this in the air fryer but the oven will also work great. This recipe is so easy to whip up, you can make it ahead of time as well.
Old Fashioned Oats.
Banana. You can sub applesauce
Protein Powder. Optional but recommended to help keep you full and flavor these oats! I use this one currently.
Coconut Oil. Or you can use peanut butter
Baking Powder. To help keep things together and fluffy.
Chocolate Chips. Or any mix in of choice ~ dried fruit, nuts and so on.
Steps To Make
Step One. Put everything into a medium size bowl. Get the oven to temp if baking at 350º. Use a spatula or simply mix with your hands (this is what I do). Once everything is evenly mixed, form the mix into a ball/cookie shape and place it on a small piece of parchment paper.
Step Two. Bake in the air fryer on 375º for about 6 - 8 minutes. Oven for about 10-15 minutes. Let the cookie cool, it will need this time to set. Then transfer to a bowl or plate and dig in!
FAQ's & Tips
No, it is optional but it will give this recipe a great flavor and help keep you fuller for longer.
Make this gluten free by using certified gluten free ingredients like oats and the protein powder.
If you want to skip chocolate chips, you can use any flavor of chips (butterscotch, white chocolate, peanut butter) or fruit mix ins, nuts and so on. The options are endless.
Air fryer vs oven, I prefer the air fryer for this one, it gives it a perfect, even bake and it's ready super quick!
Make Ahead & Storage Tips
Make ahead tips. You can make the batter ahead of time! Keep the dough in a glass bowl with a plastic wrap cover in the fridge until you are ready to bake or air fry. Just be sure to only let it sit for 24 hours, the banana may turn brown if you don't cook it soon.
Storage tips. If you want to make a few of these for meal prep, just store them in an airtight container in the fridge and pop one out in the microwave when you are ready to enjoy.
Other Sweet Breakfast Recipes To Try
- Easy Brown Butter Blondies
- Blueberry Tahini Breakfast Cake
- Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Single Serve Gluten Free Overnight Oats
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Single Serve Baked Oatmeal
- ½ cup old fashioned oats *see notes
- ½ mashed banana about ¼ -⅓ cup
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup protein powder *see notes
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips *see notes
- Put everything into a medium size bowl. Get the oven to temp if baking at 350º. Use a spatula or simply mix with your hands (this is what I do). Once everything is evenly mixed, form the mix into a ball/cookie shape and place it on a small piece of parchment paper.
- Bake in the air fryer on 365º for about 5 - 7 minutes. Oven for about 10-15 minutes. Let the cookie cool, it will need this time to set. Then transfer to a bowl or plate and dig in! I like a little maple syrup drizzle over mine.
For the first time, I tried the recipe last week. Somehow I already knew I would love it, so I prepared a double batch. Guess what?! I LOVED them!! I substituted glazed walnuts for the chocolate chips. Much to my delight, my husband never tried them. More for me! My new breakfast food. So good. Thank you 😊🙏🏼‼️
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. I am actually enjoying one right now with my coffee as i type this 🙂
Wow. So healthy and easy and super easy! Just tried out the recipe and it’s a total win. There’s a new breakfast in town. Thank you for sharing!
Really really tasty. My kids loved it.
Wow. So healthy and delicious and super easy! Just tried out the recipe and it’s a total win. There’s a new breakfast in town. Thank you for sharing!
Wow! So 😋 nom nom nom
This was perfect 🤩 I did blueberries in mine and it turned out better than I could ever imagine! Definitely try this recipe!!!! It’s my new fave